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I am not sure of the brand and I am just trying...

I am not sure of the brand and I am just trying to repair the valve.
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Thanks. Are you saying there is a flat section...

Thanks. Are you saying there is a flat section of the body between the top and bottom sides of the countertop? This is the cold side--I noticed on the hot side that less of the faucet body shows...
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Yes, the water is off. Yes, I will put the body...

Yes, the water is off. Yes, I will put the body retaining nut back, but the body still wanted to twist when trying to remove the upper nut. I am thinking about trying a strap wrench to hold the...
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Faucet stem removal

Hello. I can't figure out how to take this faucet apart. It has a quarter-turn type valve. The handle has become difficult to move to turn on/off the water. Do I remove the hex nut? I can't tell...
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It doesn't smell like gas at the moment. ...

It doesn't smell like gas at the moment. Yesterday I couldn't get it to start even with the throttle held open, so I decided to check the valve lash. Adjusted the valves, cleaned the spark plug and...
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Thanks. It has a walbro diaphragm carb (wyb...

Thanks. It has a walbro diaphragm carb (wyb series). Is the metering lever supposed to be flush with the casting? It might be a bit high currently. Also, the fuel tank seems to be pressurized...
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It runs ok (without smoke) without the muffler so...

It runs ok (without smoke) without the muffler so I ordered a replacement muffler. I think there is a lot of old oil in the muffler. Next problem is that I can't get it to start cold with the choke...
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honda gx25 engine on fg110 tiller

Hello. Does anybody have experience with this small 4 stroke engine? I have one that I picked up used and it's smoking a lot when running. Timing seems ok (piston at TDC when arrow is straight up...
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It might depend on the specifics of the...

It might depend on the specifics of the transmission, but on older hydrostatic models, the ratcheting keys allow the mower to be pushed forward without turning the axle. When you pull the machine...
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Yes, I think Honda calls that spring the throttle...

Yes, I think Honda calls that spring the throttle return spring, but it is captured along the linkage between the governor and throttle. It does seem stretched and not much tension. I will try to...
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Honda hs520a governor arm vibration

Hello-

Honda hs520a snowblower with a gc160 engine. I had a surging problem so I recently replaced the carburetor. Also adjusted the valve lash. Engine seems to be running well. Next problem is...
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Thanks. Yes, it's a split. Now that you mention...

Thanks. Yes, it's a split. Now that you mention it, I also remember having an old mower with just a clip on the top of the plug. I was thinking silicone or maybe just super glue. Does anybody know...
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Repair tear in spark plug boot?

I was checking the spark plug on my honda hs520a snow thrower and tore the lower part of the spark plug boot while pulling the boot/wire off the plug (wasn't paying attention the angle of the plug). ...
09-01-11, 09:21 AM
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The downspouts are piped into underground...

The downspouts are piped into underground pipes--I need to check to see where those empty and whether they are clogged. I know that the gutter in the subject area overflows with major rain so I need...
09-01-11, 08:50 AM
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Thanks for the replies. There is liquid water...

Thanks for the replies. There is liquid water coming into the sump in a heavy rain, but no liquid water standing in the basement. The basement is about half crawl space and there is a vent in the...
09-01-11, 07:47 AM
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Interior block walls spalling

Hello. Have a question about a basement with concrete block walls. When I bought the house a few months ago, I noticed the paint/coating on the walls was blistering and failing. The inspector told...
12-10-09, 12:49 PM
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Good suggestion and I will try that, but won't it...

Good suggestion and I will try that, but won't it be expensive to operate the furnace fan 24x7? How do I retrofit a variable speed fan (American Standard/Trane furnace)?
12-10-09, 11:22 AM
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Opinions on electric wall heaters

Hello. I have a basement (about 860 sq ft) that needs some supplemental heat. There is one supply and one return duct to the forced air gas furnace, but the room is too cold in the winter...
07-20-09, 06:36 AM
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Thanks for the help. I finally got the time to...

Thanks for the help. I finally got the time to take it apart. One side of the fan blade was bent down, so I bent it back to straighten it out and it's running ok. I guess I should replace the...
07-01-09, 09:07 AM
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Yes, the screws under the plastic cap and on the...

Yes, the screws under the plastic cap and on the cabinet (at the top of the sides) were tight. Is there likely to be bracket to which the motor is mounted so I can adjust the position of the motor...
07-01-09, 08:25 AM
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Thanks for the help. I took off the plastic cap...

Thanks for the help. I took off the plastic cap in the center of the grill, but I don't think the mounting screws under the cap allow for any adjustment. What is the best way to remove the fan and...
06-30-09, 06:47 AM
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Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure I understand...

Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure I understand what you have written. Where is the volute? What I see looking down through the air discharge grill on top of the unit is a silver fan blade and...
06-29-09, 12:06 PM
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Condenser vibration

Hello. I have an American Standard Allegiance condenser (about 5 years old) that seems to vibrating more than usual lately. It seems like the fan is running out of balance and when the unit turns...
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Thanks. I was not sure if Whirlpool would try to...

Thanks. I was not sure if Whirlpool would try to repair the tub or replace it. I suppose I should remove my epoxy patch before the tech shows up though.
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Dishwasher tub cracked

Hello. I have a 2 year old Whirlpool DU1100XTPS1 dishwasher that has developed a leak in the plastic tub under the heating element. By searching the internet, I found out there is a rework order for...
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